Molasses Cookies

Molasses Cookies
Molasses Cookies
Barbara Kiebel

Molasses Cookies

I love these cookies! Someone might call them gingersnaps but they aren't… the molasses is distinct in their flavor and does complement the ginger perfectly.

They are something we make in the fall and serve with apples but also a stable of our Christmas cookie jar. They are best if they aren't allowed to completely dry out… crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside… perfect!

12
Servings
576
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup shortening
  • 1 Cup butter
  • 1 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 Cup molasses
  • 4 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 Teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 Teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 Teaspoon clove
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Cup raw sugar
  • Cooking spray

Directions

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

In the bowl of an electric stand mixer, cream the shortening with the butter. Add the sugar, eggs, and molasses. Cream together. Sift together the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, clove, and salt into a bowl, and add to the creamed ingredients. Roll into 1-inch balls. Roll in raw sugar granules.

Lightly coat a cookie sheet with cooking spray and place 2 inches apart on the cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Molasses Shopping Tip

There are 3 types of sugarcane molasses: light, dark, and blackstrap which come from the first, second, and third boiling of sugar syrup, respectively. Each boiling results in less sweetness and more bitterness.

Molasses Cooking Tip

Molasses is often called for in baking recipes, but if you don't have any you can often substitute ¾-cup firmly-packed brown sugar for 1 cup molasses.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
41%
Sugar
48g
N/A
Saturated Fat
12g
61%
Cholesterol
67mg
22%
Protein
5g
11%
Carbs
81g
27%
Vitamin A
141µg
16%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.4%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
6µg
8%
Calcium
50mg
5%
Fiber
1g
6%
Folate (food)
16µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
125µg
31%
Folic acid
64µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
46mg
11%
Monounsaturated
9g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
13%
Phosphorus
69mg
10%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
273mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
14.9%
Sodium
440mg
18%
Sugars, added
48g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
22.6%
Trans
2g
N/A
Zinc
0.5mg
3.1%

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